A mental health therapist from Hastings has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison and ordered to make $130,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to health care fraud.
The United States Attorney’s Office and the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office issued a joint news release, stating 61-year-old Randy Kirby has been sentenced by senior federal District Judge Richard Kopf. Kirby will serve three years of supervised release after serving his prison sentence. Kirby operated Transitions Counseling in Hastings. Federal and state prosecutors say that between September of 2013 and September of 2016, Kirby submitted false reimbursement claims to Nebraska Medicaid, which paid him $133,639.57. Kirby pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud in
October of last year, though originally, he faced nine counts.